New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed July 5

The Mechanicsburg and York Council Service Centers and Scout Shops will be closed on Monday, July 5 to celebrate Independence Day.  Both Scout Shops will be open on Saturday, July 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is a time to remember and appreciate our...

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York Revolution Annual Scout Night Coming August 20

The York Revolution’s annual Scout Night sleepover is officially on the schedule for Friday, August 20 when Scouts will have the opportunity to camp overnight in the outfield, which (of course) is very cool. Game time is 6:30 PM, with the gates opening at 5:30 PM. Warm-up with a pre-game Scout Parade around the field,...

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NBOFC Scout Recognized for the BSA’s Top Eagle Service Project

A moment of inspiration from his eighth-grade honors history class motivated Christopher Adam of Troop 88 in Mechanicsburg, PA, to design and build an Eagle Scout project as a generational tribute to World War II veterans. “The trigger for my wanting to do this is that I was in my eighth-grade honors history class, and...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ

Over the last year, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while being physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. Scouting continues to be a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and...

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Matt Haar Elected as Council President

At the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 18, Matthew M. Haar was elected as Council President, succeeding William F. McQuade in that role. Matt’s first Scouting experience was as a fourth-grader in Cub Scout Pack 54, chartered to Grace Lutheran Church in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County.  After earning...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed Memorial Day

The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers, along with the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops, will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.   On Memorial Day, we as a country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service and paid the ultimate price. Memorial Day...

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Silver Beaver Award Recipients Honored At Recognition Dinner

The Silver Beaver Award is presented in recognition of noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council. The award is the highest that a local council can present and must be approved by the National Court of Honor.  As part of the Council’s...

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Wishing Deb Sweitzer All the Best In Her Retirement

Today, we said goodbye and best wishes in retirement to Deb Sweitzer, the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Accounting Specialist.  Not that she’s counting, but Deb shared that her tenure with the New Birth of Freedom Council and the York-Adams Area Council before that spanned 31 years, 8 months, and 22 days. Deb began her...

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2021 Silver Beaver Recipients Announced

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to announce that the following Scouters have been chosen to receive the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award that a local council can present for distinguished service to youth in the council: Bruce Apgar Brian Alpaugh Donna Baum Josh Brown Fred Gellert Bill McQuade David Olson Justin...

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